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IOMEGA 1TB 3.5in HARD DRIVE £66.50 delivered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @ comet

£66.50 @ Testing
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#1
good price. seems to be £3.50 more at laksys (google product search). not sure it's that good a deal for the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
#2
its a 20 exclamation mark deal max, not 34 :whistling:
#3
is this not cheaper from Tesco when you factor in quidco and any voucher codes that may be available?

:?
#4
Free delivery only applies to Mainland UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup:
#5
I think you left out a !.
#6
toonarmani
is this not cheaper from Tesco when you factor in quidco and any voucher codes that may be available?

:?


Name those voucher codes, I've been looking for one for weeks.

This is hot enough but I really hate buying stuff from Comet. Last time I did the item was faulty so I took it back for a refund and was rather freaked out when they didn't need my credit card to process the refund, they had retained all my details on their system. I've never known any other high street store do that (or admit to it at least) so I've not been back and I won't be going back either.
#7
inside is this a 1tb disc or 2 x 512gb. it looks kinda chunky :/
1 Like #8
1 single 3.5" terabyte hard drive... usually seagate or hitachi
#9
Dont forget 4% Topcashback
#10
The Tesco one is Iomega PRESTIGE, this says SELECT in description. Is this different model?
Does anyone know if it has power switch and if it goes automaticaly in standby mode if computer is off?

I have Lacie HDD and it stays one even if computer is off so I have to unplug it from mains every time which is annoying..
#11
It apparently has "Keyring attachment" - that would be one heavy keyring!
#12
can u update the firewire on these with a laptop or does it have to be a desktop?
#13
tfish
can u update the firewire on these with a laptop or does it have to be a desktop?


Huh. I got all excited when I read "firewire"! But it's not. It's just USB. (So I don't understand the contribution above)
The reviews at Comet are not over-enthusiastic. The very short USB cable supplied seems to irritate everyone and it could be rather noisey. Clearly, according to one review, the Select version is not as good as the Prestige one.
#14
tfish
can u update the firewire on these with a laptop or does it have to be a desktop?


I assume you mean firmware

I got the Tesco one and had to remove it from the casing and connect it directly inside a desktop, won't work on a laptop
#15
voucher only works if your having it delivered..

nice find tho!
#16
ianbeany
its a 20 exclamation mark deal max, not 34 :whistling:


I'm not sure who is sadder, him for putting the exclamation marks or you for counting them!
#17
Comet are using the wrong picture. It's actually this drive:

http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/4/6/01800564/l_01800564.jpg
#18
valentins;5271314
The Tesco one is Iomega PRESTIGE, this says SELECT in description. Is this different model?
Does anyone know if it has power switch and if it goes automaticaly in standby mode if computer is off?

I have Lacie HDD and it stays one even if computer is off so I have to unplug it from mains every time which is annoying..


GOOD point!
this shows a "Select" http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/2144/1411/-/8881424/Iomega-Select-1TB-External-USB-2-0-3-5-Hard-Drive/Product.html?searchtype=genre
Totally different - I have the Iomega Prestige, which look like the picture shown at Comet and on here, so they might well have got it wrong!

The Prestige I have has a switch on the back... although I just turn my entire setup off at the mains so no idea if it goes into standby when the PC is off!
#19
Jimbovernon
I assume you mean firmware

I got the Tesco one and had to remove it from the casing and connect it directly inside a desktop, won't work on a laptop


Any reason behind doing the firmware update?
#20
I purchase the model shown in the pic from tescos £68, quiet in operation and is exactly the spec you need to build a library of HD films, any less fills up too quickly. Speed of file transfer is OK ...unitl USB 3 comes mainstream.
#21
Bought one of these in tesco today...think it was £69.99...

looks good, not as shiny as the box makes out...looks very mac pro stylee on the box.

But the actual thing is a bit darker, and the front grill is plasticy...

Still a good buy though...solid build.

Works perfectly with my mac book after reformatting it...

Get my Panasonic HD cam on Sunday(another deal via this site),
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/401464/panasonic-hdc-sd100-hd-camcorder-27/
and got the drive to have somewhere safe to save the video captures and projects.
#22
cheap but 1TB without eSATA? no thankyee
suspended#23
Romi
I purchase the model shown in the pic from tescos £68, quiet in operation and is exactly the spec you need to build a library of HD films, any less fills up too quickly. Speed of file transfer is OK ...unitl USB 3 comes mainstream.


When it says plug in to tv, can you play divx files directly from the drive?
#24
OFI
Any reason behind doing the firmware update?


There were some issues with the firmware of the Tesco ones, so it was best to change it.

A very simple process
#25
yeah thats what i meant, thanks thats what i needed to know
#26
Ordered, thanks.
#27
this hard drive has enough space on it for millions of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! saved in word documents and the like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- have some heat
#28
Jimbovernon
There were some issues with the firmware of the Tesco ones, so it was best to change it.

A very simple process


Thanks I better have a look then :-)
#29
ro53ben
It apparently has "Keyring attachment" - that would be one heavy keyring!


It would, especially when it also apparently weighs rather a lot...

"1205kg weight"

Fail :w00t:
#30
fookin hate it when people say fail. especially in the "real" world.
#31
I'd vote this hot if only it had a few more exclamation marks...
#32
valentins
The Tesco one is Iomega PRESTIGE, this says SELECT in description. Is this different model?
Does anyone know if it has power switch and if it goes automaticaly in standby mode if computer is off?

I have Lacie HDD and it stays one even if computer is off so I have to unplug it from mains every time which is annoying..


it has a power switch. also for those using it with a ps3 you will have to download fat32 formatter from the seagate website and format the drive before using.
#33
yep picked up the one from tesco for £69.97 cos I wanted it the same day... And if it is the one in the picture as previously said....

You can simply open the casing and put the serial number into the seagate website to see if the firmware needs updating or not, you don't need to remove the whole case just about 3/4 of it to see it.
There is a switch on the back however standby mode works when it detects no power in the usb cable, i.e. when most pc's shutdown... Although this will struggle with pcs that continue to give power via usb ports. This does struggle with my wd hd tv player as that continuosly gives power via the usb ports even when in standby mode. So you can hear the hard drive spindown when you switch the wdtv player off but spin back up as it is detecting power in the usb. As soon as you disconnect the usb cable the hard drive spins down into power save mode.....
Build quality on these area really good, the casing seems really strong.
The hard drive inside is SATA only, no ide inside it....

hope that helps someone....
#34
geebet
When it says plug in to tv, can you play divx files directly from the drive?


I cannot see where it says 'plug in tv', This is soley a high capacity storage device, which I connect to a laptop. the laptop is then conncted to my Optoma HD65 projector. So if I have a media file run from the Storage device as source , the display is shown on the projector.
#35
OFI
Any reason behind doing the firmware update?


The Tesco drives contained either Hitachi or Seagate disks. I got a Seagate in mine. Seagate has been having no end of problems with poor firmware on its disks potentially leading to drive failure. This seems to have been sorted out, now. The Seagate in mine already had the updated firmware, so no updating was required. The disks are easy to withdraw from the Prestige casing, so firmware updating is more mildly inconvenient than a real burden.
#36
spraint;5281754
The Tesco drives contained either Hitachi or Seagate disks. I got a Seagate in mine. Seagate has been having no end of problems with poor firmware on its disks potentially leading to drive failure. This seems to have been sorted out, now. The Seagate in mine already had the updated firmware, so no updating was required. The disks are easy to withdraw from the Prestige casing, so firmware updating is more mildly inconvenient than a real burden.


Yes, it's a doddle if you have a desktop with SATA, (& the case isn't sealed!) bit of a problem if you dont!
#37
spraint
The Tesco drives contained either Hitachi or Seagate disks. I got a Seagate in mine. Seagate has been having no end of problems with poor firmware on its disks potentially leading to drive failure. This seems to have been sorted out, now. The Seagate in mine already had the updated firmware, so no updating was required. The disks are easy to withdraw from the Prestige casing, so firmware updating is more mildly inconvenient than a real burden.


Any way to check the firmware before pulling it apart?

I'm assuming this applies to the 2.5" portable versions?
#38
OFI
Any way to check the firmware before pulling it apart?

I'm assuming this applies to the 2.5" portable versions?


The Tesco Iomega Prestige is a 3.5" external drive. You do have to dismantle it to slide the drive out, as the firmware revision is printed on the disk label, but that is a matter of undoing two screws and it does not leave a mark, so no worries about invalidating warranties if you find out you do not need to update the firmware. Unfortunately, I have not found a way to check the firmware via usb, as most if not all operating systems will assume that usb is the hardware and will only poll information from the usb chips inside the housing. You normally have to connect the hard drive directly via SATA in order to receive system info about the drive itself, including SMART status.

nihcaj
Yes, it's a doddle if you have a desktop with SATA, (& the case isn't sealed!) bit of a problem if you dont!


Well, yes, but if you are even contemplating flashing a hard drive, you would realise this. It was already mentioned in this thread that you cannot flash via usb.
#39
sMARTie 25
voucher only works if your having it delivered..

nice find tho!


If you reserve it for collection in a store on the website, you can apply the code and then get the 5% savings, at least that's what I did! :-D
#40
twe
yep picked up the one from tesco for £69.97 cos I wanted it the same day... And if it is the one in the picture as previously said....

You can simply open the casing and put the serial number into the seagate website to see if the firmware needs updating or not, you don't need to remove the whole case just about 3/4 of it to see it.
There is a switch on the back however standby mode works when it detects no power in the usb cable, i.e. when most pc's shutdown... Although this will struggle with pcs that continue to give power via usb ports. This does struggle with my wd hd tv player as that continuosly gives power via the usb ports even when in standby mode. So you can hear the hard drive spindown when you switch the wdtv player off but spin back up as it is detecting power in the usb. As soon as you disconnect the usb cable the hard drive spins down into power save mode.....
Build quality on these area really good, the casing seems really strong.
The hard drive inside is SATA only, no ide inside it....

hope that helps someone....


Hmmm, was using the WDTV player lastnight and the iomega hard drive, after watching a movie and switched the wdtv player into standby the iomega drive went into standby mode as well without me doing anything, and did not spin back up as it did the first couple of times I tried it with no data on it.... So guess u can ignore that bit above!

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